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OISE hosts public forum titled Aboriginal Knowledge(s): Colonialism, Decolonization and Education

April 8, 2014

TORONTO, ON – The Depart­ment of Human­i­ties, Social Sci­ences and Social Jus­tice Edu­ca­tion at the Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion (OISE) of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to will host a one-day col­lo­qui­um on Abo­rig­i­nal knowl­edge on Thurs­day, April 10.

Abo­rig­i­nal edu­ca­tion is a major area of study in Cana­da and around the world. This event fea­tures sev­er­al promi­nent Abo­rig­i­nal schol­ars from across Cana­da includ­ing OISE’s Mar­tin Can­non, Jean-Paul Restoule, Suzanne Stew­art and San­dra Styres. Jan­ice C. Hill (Queen’s Uni­ver­si­ty) and Ver­na St.Denis (Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan) will lead a pub­lic forum as the keynote address.

Two expert pan­els will run con­sec­u­tive­ly begin­ning at 11 am with: Emerg­ing Schol­ars: Vio­lence, Mem­o­ry and Respon­si­bil­i­ty and at 1:30 pm with: Abo­rig­i­nal Edu­ca­tion and Edu­ca­tors: A Mod­er­at­ed Dis­cus­sion.


WHAT: OISE hosts pub­lic forum titled Abo­rig­i­nal Knowledge(s): Colo­nial­ism, Decol­o­niza­tion and Edu­ca­tion

WHEN: Thurs­day, April 10, 2014. Pan­el dis­cus­sions take place at 11 am and 1:30 pm. The keynote address, a pubic form, takes place at 5 pm.

WHERE: Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to: OISE Library, Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion, 252 Bloor St. West (at Bed­ford Rd./St. George Sub­way).

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Steve Robin­son
Tel: 416–978-0008
Cell: 647–515-8752

U of T Media Rela­tions
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